Courage is more than bravery. Bravery is ignorance to the danger one faces with one’s own pride. Courage recognizes the danger but continues on in spite of risk. Right now in America we need an awakening of courage more than anything else. The courage to turn to alternative technologies and energies. The courage to give the power of deciding back to the people. The courage to trust one and another to do the right thing.
The sun is a source of power and energy. It has been used through history in several religious traditions. Today, go out in the sun, find a peaceful space and give yourself 15 minutes for a daylight meditation. Most people concentrate on learning meditation in the dark. Meditation can take place in a brightly light space.
Envision the sun as the cleansing light. Feel as it purifies your body on a cellular level. Take in the vitamins and necessary nutrients this great life sources generously gives.
A sweet breath of relief. The world is as it should be. You are perfect. Everything is happening in its perfect moment.
And reaching for those stars.
Sometimes in life all of the dividends of decisions can add up to make an enormous whole. Overwhelmed and frustrated by the ever growing demand place upon us by our current world economy people are confronted with negative emotions. The teachings of many shamans can show that repression of angry, fear-driven or hurt emotions can only cause a permanent scar to wear on the metaphorical sleeve.
Look not to holding in these feelings. Let yourself express them. Let them wash through you and out like a wave. The further under the water you submerge your body, the less the friction of the currents will move you about.
Once they have past, you can look out onto new waters. Your perception makes up a greater toll of the how the world treats you than can be imagined.
Sometimes in life are remembered for how they touch our soul. Love is flowing through every moment and cell of your body. Remember a time in your life when someone deeply touched you with their love. The power of the joy they gave to you. It would nice to live in a world where people focused their time on how they can make others have more tender moments than harsh realities.
Every action has a reaction so what follows the reaction?
Some Native American tribes taught to chase and confront ones fear in their dreams. You can practice this method with visualization. What do you dread most in life? Think of it and come up with a comical solution to the confrontation. This will make it much easier to face the challenges in life as they confront you each day. Fear is nothing more than the misunderstanding of love.
Once each day do something that makes you feel more tranquil. The more you begin to become comfortable with yourself, the more comfortable you will be with the world.
The sun provides nutrients and also energy for life. Mediating in the open daylight can re-engerize you instead of allowing you to feel your normal tired self.
The egg is the symbol of birth and rebirth. The buddhist says that man dies every second and is reborn again. Rebirth does not have to mean death or religious change. It can mean reformatting a thought structure or perhaps a behavior pattern. It is desirable to have a life that constantly renews itself. Meditation is a trigger to help aid in new rebirth in your life.
Relax. Often people say that their thoughts overwhelm them too much when they’re trying to mediate. A simple exercise I use to prevent this is to let the thoughts come. Don’t stop them. Also don’t hold on to them. Allow them to flow through your mind like a running stream in and out and eventually there are no thoughts left to flow.